The award-winning massage therapists and aestheticians at Alchemy Day Spa and Boutique tailor every treatment to the individual. Master waxers tenderly remove facial and body hair. During massages, they integrate a suite of techniques from modalities such as deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, and myofascial release. Myofascial release, a specialty, relieves muscular tension and allows people to return to normal activities such as mowing the lawn or grooming the hedges with a straight razor.
When muscles' fibers part ever so slightly, blood flows efficiently and healing begins. At Healing Arts Awareness, licensed massage therapist Rob Warfield creates this space within muscles by working across the fibers—a technique appropriately dubbed cross-fiber. Rob often integrates innovative methods such as cross-fiber strokes, acupressure (trigger-point work), and stretching into his massage therapy sessions, depending on whether his clients are sore from a tough week, experiencing the physical challenges of pregnancy, or dealing with chronic muscular disorders. And of course, Rob can also deploy these specialized maneuvers to boost the healing effects of more traditional Swedish, sports, and pregnancy massages. Relaxation and healing is furthered with the soothing sounds of tropical raindrops with crickets or oceanwaves crashing on shore.
It's hard to rival Marilyn Monroe's beauty, but Monroe Salon Spa's stylists and aestheticians can help make clients look like their most glamorous selves. Monroe's range of services includes specialty hair design—including extensions and retexturizing treatments—capable of totally remaking a client's everyday look. These heavy-duty beautifying skills are why TLC's A Makeover Story visited the salon to make over two friends before their 25th high-school reunion. The stylists also enhance ocular aesthetics through eyebrow waxing services. When they are not styling tresses in-studio, Monroe Salon Spa's team is tending to bridal parties and creating on-location wedding looks, such as up dos and side-swept buns.
The staff greets Dream Day Spa's visitors with a glass of sparkling mineral water and a smile—a mere prelude to the pampering that is to come in this oasis's treatment rooms. Massages send tension drifting up into the ether, and body wraps exfoliate and nourish the skin. The spa's overflowing bath provides a continuous flow of burbling water, keeping the body warm and immersed throughout the session, and the steam room opens the pores with piped-in eucalyptus scents.
Facials fight signs of aging, and chemical peels provide more dramatic results by stripping away the topmost layer of skin. This removes everything from sun damage to wrinkles to the stubborn body glitter left over from your prom.
At Simply Beautiful by Tanya, it's always personal. Whether it’s a facial, massage, or microdermabrasion treatment, Tanya personalizes each treatment to suit clients' individual needs. Working out of her own private studio space, Tanya lavishes guests with close attention at a leisurely pace so that neither party feels rushed—unlike spa treatments delivered in hectic salons or on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to administering facials and massages, Tanya offers full-body waxing as well as brow- and lash-tinting services.
A close-knit team of hair stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians keeps abreast of the latest beauty techniques to craft tranquil spa and salon experiences. Massage and body treatments marry Eastern and Western techniques, and a line of 45- to 60-minute facials targets complexion concerns while preserving fleeting facial expressions with professional products from Dermalogica, PCA, and DermaQuest. The bustling salon shapes trendy hairstyles for men and women as well as glistening nails with OPI products at cushioned manicure stations and whirlpool pedicure chairs.
The aestheticians and technicians at Skin 2 Envy adhere to an informal code that mandates a high level of care and artistry for every facial, massage, and anti-aging treatment they perform. For instance, the team takes up to two weeks to craft custom skin peels, treating issues ranging from redness to wrinkles to having too many fake moustaches on one's cheek. In order to learn as much as possible about such concerns, aestheticians and massage therapists consult with each client prior to each session.
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